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Daily archive for Monday, 17 December 2012

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Gabor Szabo (szabgab): How to find CPAN modules that need help on Windows?
Recently Neil Bowers wanted to identify CPAN distributions you could help out with and Michael Roberts mentioned the smoke testing effort on Windows. Assuming someone would like to help with Windows, how could he generate a list of modules that...
chromatic: Improve Your Extracted Traversal
Pushing recursion and closures in Perl past the point where they're necessary to see when they're no longer useful.
Toby Inkster (tobyink): cpantimes
OK, so I decided to hack in support for submitting CPAN testers reports into cpanminus. I've uploaded the result to CPAN in case anybody else wants to use it. After CPANPLUS and cpanminus, the logical name for it was cpantimes....
NAP Tech Blog: Hack-A-Porter VI – Return of the meaningful AJAX error message
As our latest hack days approached, rather than the usual panic of biting off more than I could chew and getting everything done in a huge rush, I decided I was just going to fix something that annoyed me. I … Continue reading
NAP Tech Blog: A quick Quick Search
Previously for our Hack Days, I’d been inspired by technical issues that are more commonly known as ‘Technical Debt’. Usually these are things that prevent me from being able to deliver features to the business. For example, a mechanism to … Continue [...]
Yanick Champoux (yanick): Fit To Be tied (tied handles and localized $\)

This one was going to be a cry for help and a request to confirm that I'm not going cuckoo, but I think I figured it out. Still, for giggles, hear this:

I was playing around with one of my favorite Himalayan barbershop (Galuga, one of those projects t [...]

Yanick Champoux (yanick): Fit To Be tied (tied handles and localized $\)

This one was going to be a cry for help and a request to confirm that I'm not going cuckoo, but I think I figured it out. Still, for giggles, hear this:

I was playing around with one of my favorite Himalayan barbershop (Galuga, one of those projects t [...]

Generic Ultram: CVE-2012-5195
Heap-based buffer overflow in the Perl_repeatcpy function in util.c in Perl 5.12.x before 5.12.5, 5.14.x before 5.14.3, and 5.15.x before 15.15.5 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and crash) or possib [...]
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